Kenneth Yen, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in pediatric emergency medicine.

Dr. Yen earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he also earned a master’s degree in epidemiology.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2011.

Dr. Yen currently serves as Research Director for UT Southwestern’s Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine after previously serving as the division’s Fellowship Director. Some of his regular activities include guiding research operations, aiding fellows in project development, and conducting research design workshops. He also consults for the Pediatric Residency Program's research projects.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of its Section on Emergency Medicine. He is also a member of the Society for Pediatric Research and the Academic Pediatric Association, including its Pediatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group.

Dr. Yen has clinical and research interests in trauma, disaster preparedness, clinical decision rules, medical education, new technology, and IV access. He has delivered national and regional invited lectures, contributed to four books, and published numerous academic articles related to his areas of expertise.

In 2022, he earned the Best Research Mentor Award from the UT Southwestern Pediatric Residency Program.

Personal Note

When he’s not at work, Dr. Yen enjoys being actively involved in his five kids' wide-ranging activities, leading local Scout troops, reading technothrillers, and cooking tasty meals for his family.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Illinois College of Medicine (1992-1996)
  • University - The Medical College of Wisconsin (2001-2006)
  • Fellowship - Medical College of Wisconsin (1999-2002), Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Residency - University of Chicago (1996-1999), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Academic Pediatric Association
Honors & Awards
  • Best Research Mentor 2022, UT Southwestern Pediatric Residency Program
  • Best Faculty Abstract Award 2022, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting
  • Ken Graff Young Investigator Award 2006, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Citation for Distinguished Service Rendered 2006, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Epidemiology
  • Ambulatory Pediatric Association Fellow Award 2001, Pediatric Academic Societies
  • Ludwig Seidel Award 2001, Ambulatory Pediatric Association
  • Best Fellow Research Presentation 2001, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Books & Publications
  • Pediatric blunt trauma: head trauma, abdominal trauma, cervical trauma
  • Clinical decision rules
  • Difficult IV access
  • Adapting new technology
  • Prehospital care (EMS)

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